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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Dec 9, 2007 6:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best introspective song ever written..?

For introspective, I don't think you can beat:

Waves of violet go crashing and laughing
Rainbow winged singing birds fly round the sun
Sunbells rain down in a liquid profusion
Mermaids on porpoises draw up the dawn

What's become of the baby
This cold December morning?

Songbirds
frozen in their flight
drifting to the earth
remnants of forgotten dreaming
Calling...
answer comes there none
Go to sleep you child
Dream of never ending always

Panes of crystal
Eyes sparkle like waterfalls
lighting the polished ice caverns of Khan
But where in the looking-glass fields of illusion
wandered the child who was perfect as dawn?

What's become of the Baby
this cold December morning?

Racing
rhythms of the sun
all the world revolves
captured in the eye of Odin
Allah
Pray where are you now?
All Mohammed's men
blinded by the sparkling water

Sheherazade gathering stories to tell
from primal gold fantasy petals that fall
But where is the child
who played with the sun chimes
and chased the cloud sheep
to the regions of rhyme?

Stranded
cries the south wind
Lost in the regions of lead
Shackled by chains of illusion
Delusions of living and dead

This post was modified by Lou Davenport on 2007-12-10 02:49:04

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 9, 2007 7:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best introspective song ever written..?

Definitely in the running; thanks.

Here's another to consider.

Boots were of leather
A breath of cologne
Her mirror was a window
She sat quite alone

All around her
the garden grew
scarlet and purple
and crimson and blue

She came and she went
and at last went away
The garden was sealed
when the flowers decayed

On the wall of the garden
a legend did say:
No one may come here
since no one may stay

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Dec 9, 2007 7:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best introspective song ever written..?

two souls in communion